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NGOs Strangle Palestinian Economy

And all this time, I thought it was just the occupation. Tim Marshall of Sky News explains that the heavy flow of foreign aid — particularly through the UNRWA and non-governmental organizations –...

July 18, 2011 12:20 By :

If This is Syria’s Best Fauxtography, Assad is Doomed

Egad. As if Bashar Assad doesn’t have enough P.R. headaches right now. Sana, Syria’s state-run news service, published this bizarre handout fauxtograph of Assad swearing in the new governor...

July 14, 2011 16:47 By :

Why the UN’s Biased Against Israel

Impressive video nicely explaining why Israel never gets a fair shake in the UN.

July 14, 2011 6:54 By :

The Guardian Politicizes Mideast Peas

Food for thought: Falafel, those deep-fried chick peas served up with pita, tehina, and veggies at restaurants across the Mideast is not an Israeli creation. So why is The Guardian‘s Harriet Sherwood...

July 12, 2011 17:43 By :

Fauxtography’s Alive and Well, Part 2

Since blogging Martin Bell’s take on UK fauxtography last week, the issue has popped up in the US too. Two recent examples: CBS "fireworks" over the Boston statehouse First, we have CBS...

July 12, 2011 12:11 By :

Facebook, AP, and the Seeds of Another Zionist Media Conspiracy Rumor

A few days ago, I didn’t give this AP lead sentence a second thought: Aided by Facebook, Israel on Friday prevented scores of pro-Palestinian activists from boarding Tel Aviv-bound flights in Europe...

July 11, 2011 11:31 By :

Where’s The Lancet on Sderot Trauma?

Thanks to years of Palestinian rockets and mortars, 70 percent of Sderot’s children suffer from trauma of one form or another, while 23 percent of the city’s residents are on medication to...

July 11, 2011 10:56 By :

This Is Non-Violence?

Although the air flotilla bills itself as non-violent, AP reports otherwise: Others who managed to get through Israeli border controls traveled to the West Bank where some joined a demonstration against...

July 10, 2011 9:41 By :

July 7 Thoughts

• Quote of the Day: So many reporters were packed aboard the Tahrir, it’s amazing there was room for relief supplies. Globe & Mail columnist Margaret Wente (via HonestReporting Canada) • Malam...

July 7, 2011 17:13 By :

Things Your Media Watchdog Wants You to Know About Writing Letters to the Editor (Part 2)

Sign your name. Your real name.  And include your contact info (more on that point to come). Published letters are on the record, so they carry more weight. When you write a letter, you are the newspaper’s...

July 7, 2011 16:25 By :